How to Export ODBC From the Registry in Windows XP

By Jim Campbell

Exporting registry keys is a part of an administrator task when adding configurations to several network computers. Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is a type of configuration that allows a machine to connect to a database server. These settings are used by each of your network machines to run software that requires the database server's information. The Windows registry editor has its own export wizard that makes copying these registry keys fairly easy.

Step 1

Click the Windows "Start" button and enter "regedit" into the command text box. Press "Enter" to open your Windows registry.

Step 2

Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ODBC" in the registry. This includes all the keys and values configured on the Windows machine.

Step 3

Right-click the "ODBC" key and select "Export." A dialog window opens. Select a location for the exported value file.

Step 4

Click "Export" to process the files, and save them to an easy-to-remember location on your computer. The files are saved with the .REG extension.